Marvin Lipofsky – Artist / Glass

Today I draw Marvin Lipofsky. He went to the west coast in the mid to late sixties as a ceramics artist and was part of the startup of the glass blowing program at the University of California at Berkely. The course offering was Harvey K. Littleton’s and I gather the instructor and students found their way together exploring what was then a little known medium in North America. I remember reading and hearing of the west coast potters and the group who were out there and thought alchemy, mystic, mythic, ritual ,transformation… sorry!! I was very young and impressionable at the time. The link below is to a video piece posted by the Oakland Museum of California, ML talks about his art, life and times.  ….dh

www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnkWwm60T44